I've been trying to keep an open mind through this election cycle. That means I have to actually listen to the candidates when they're asked stupid questions by even stupider questioners. I have now reached a saturation point with the candidates speaking in the royal "We."
Barack Obama was being interviewed by one of the faces on early morning TV the other day. He did not once use the words "I" or "my" or "me." It was "we" and "our." You'd have thought he was fucking pregnant, and I don't even like it when expectant mothers say "we." By no means is he alone, but so far he has been the worst offender.
We know it's unbridled egomania that drives most of the people who are running for President. Jeez, how many times has McCain run? This is off point, but don't you think if McCain were motivated by love of country he might have had a few more things to say about how badly Bush & Co. fucked us over? I'm just saying, that's all. What a disaster that creep would be as President. Four more years of increased belligerancy in the world, yeah, that's what we need. For sure!
This past week as I watched the slugfest between the Clinton and Obama campaigns, I voted for someone else. I voted for John Edwards. He has consistently given voice to more liberal and more Democratic ideas. He'd be a real president, not someone who is a Democratic version of Reagan, only lite. My second choice at this point in time is Hillary Clinton. Let's get something straight. If Obama were to be nominated and subsequently elected, what's he going to do, ask the Republicans to make nice in the Rodney King manner "Can't we all get along?"
No, it's going to be some bruising battles. Assholes don't give up their power quickly. It's going to take both Clintons to fight the Repugs if we hope to see any of the changes the American people are demanding. Anyone who thinks that Republicans are going to do anything about delivering health care are delusional.